Did you know that living your best green life could be as simple as implementing a few eco-changes into your morning routine? We’ll show you how making minor adjustments to five key areas of your morning could wake up your green journey.
Green your fitness routine by taking your workout outdoors. Outdoor walking, running, cycling, yoga or even garage workouts cut down on the CO2 released into the atmosphere since you’re eliminating the drive to the gym and allow you to get straight to business. Don’t forget to use a reusable water bottle to hydrate. Ditch plastic bottles and learn How to Avoid Single-Use Plastic all together.
After that workout, conserve water by keeping your shower short. Every minute you cut off your shower time saves about two gallons of water. Extra brownie points if you can swap plastic-packaged shampoos, conditioners, body washes and soaps for sustainable options. Need ideas? Read our blog Your Guide to an Eco-Friendly Shower.
Revive your morning routine with a cup of sustainable coffee, paired with organic eggs and produce purchased from a local farmer’s market. Keeping your breakfast local reduces the use of fossil fuels that comes with shipping and transportation. Keeping your coffee sustainable means you’re protecting the planet and the people who produce it. For more on this, see our blog The Perfect Cup: ‘Good’ Coffee with a Cause.
Greening your wardrobe doesn’t mean out with the old and in with the new. But if you’re in the market for something new, try shopping at a second-hand store or going for a sustainable fabric instead. Clothing production is responsible for 3-6% of human-produced carbon-emissions and can be an energy and water-intensive process. On the other hand, recycled cotton uses 88% less water and 62% less energy than conventional cotton. See what other fabrics hit the sustainability mark in our blog Green Your Lifestyle with 5 of the Most Sustainable Fabrics.
Depending on what your working situation is these days, there are a few approaches you can take to green this part of your life. Working from home? Turn out the lights and let the natural light from the outdoors illuminate your workspace. Going into the office? Carpool with co-workers who live nearby or take public transportation a few days a week to help reduce emissions and lower your personal carbon footprint.
But of all the things we’ve mentioned above, the most impactful thing that you can do to green your life is switch to a renewable energy plan. Here’s how you can sign up today.
As you can see, sprinkling green habits into your morning routine can be as simple as conserving water, turning off lights and spending more time outdoors. Starting your day the sustainable way is a step in the right direction for you and the planet.
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